A radio circulating through the state of Arkansas is making national attention, and for all of the wrong reasons: the ad is reportedly targeted to the African American community in support of Congressman French Hill’s campaign, and it appears to fall back on racist stereotypes to get the message across.
Listen to it for yourself, here:
Via Kathryn Watson, a CBS News White House reporter, French Hill said in a statement, “I condemn this outrageous ad in the strongest terms. There’s no place in Arkansas for this nonsense.”
Hill’s opponent, Clarke Tucker, addressed the radio ad as well, in a fiery tweet that condemned Hill’s campaign. Tucker wrote, “Rep. Hill & his allies will have to live with the kind of campaign they’re running. This radio ad is disgraceful & has no place in our society. We won’t let these shameful tactics distract us from our fight to stand up for the people in
#AR02 on the critical issues in our lives.”